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A few hours ago the most eagerly-awaited press conference in physics this century was held in the US by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). It was widely anticipated that the consortium would announce…
Massive bodies can send ripples through space time in the form of gravitational waves.
The long awaited discovery of gravitational waves has sent ripples through the scientific world. Here top experts respond to the historic announcement.
In the Netflix series Making a Murderer, Brendan Dassey is subject to interrogation tactics known as the ‘Reid technique’.
Innocent people do confess under interrogation to crimes they did not commit, even providing details about the crime. What leads them to falsely confess to very serious crimes?
Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with supporters in front of a US Secret Service agent.
Our global newsroom responds to the first results in the US presidential election. We hear from scholars in the UK, US, Australia and France.
Donald Trump will likely do well in Iowa, but that doesn’t guarantee his success in gaining the Republican presidential nomination.
Media agencies are fascinated with polls because until there is an election, they have to report something.
Enough! There is a way to end the harassment of women in science.
The public outing of a number of high profile scientists in sexual harassment cases shows the current system of protecting women isn't working. But there is a solution.
Malcolm Turnbull’s ideas boom shouldn’t be confined to big business.
The Commonwealth Government has quite wisely recognised Australia’s long-term prosperity is unlikely to rely on our traditional areas of excellence. The exporting days for coal are numbered; easy power…
An unlikely group of bounty hunters, bandits, and lawmen take shelter from a merciless blizzard.
Quentin Tarantino has secured his place in popular culture by reaching into neglected corners of cinema for genres that are ready for reinvention and rediscovery.
Changes have not just been about bulk.
The next generation of mobile technology, 5G, is not all hype. History shows there have been big developments between past mobile generations.
What challenges and transformations will disrupting mobility bring to cities?
Cities are complex systems. One visible artery of the city is traffic – the cluster of moving people and flowing goods – and mobility is critical for a city's life.
NASA’s Juno probe will be the fastest object humanity has ever created when it approaches Jupiter.
From the high-speed journey to Jupiter to solar eclipses, meteor showers and planetary alignments visible in the skies above -- add these space highlights to your 2016 calendar.
A highlight of 2015 was the number of weird and wonderful exoplanets that were found.
From a flyby of Pluto to the search for extrasolar planets and gravitational waves, 2015 was a monumental year for space news.
Apple Pay launched in the US in 2014, but has yet to gain traction in Australia.
Australians love to 'tap and go' for payments, but doing it with a mobile phone is being complicated by our card fee system.
The ubiquitous superhero finally seems to be growing up and moving on.
Eneas De Troya
It was the year of the grown-up superhero. Dark, witty and complex, superheroes on the big and small screen have – mostly – matured past mindless violence.
Today many donor-conceived children are adults and the impacts on their sense of identity have become clear, so Victoria is set to open the records of formerly anonymous donors.
In a world first, Victoria plans to retrospectively open the records of formerly anonymous sperm donors to all donor-conceived people. A system of contact vetoes aims to manage the privacy concerns.
Trade relations have been fractious between the European Union and Australia.
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Sourness and rancour have marked trade relations between Australia and the European Union. But a trade deal could change that.
Title slide of my final lecture at Swinburne.
If you have been following the media, American universities are under pressure to make their campuses culturally safer for students, in particular black students. Even the Australian version of the Guardian…
The iPhone is a good example of an entire industry built on the back of publicly funded research outcomes. The ‘iPhone fish’ is designed to teach people healthy eating through portion size control.
Publicly-funded research should contribute to society in some way. But we need to think carefully about how we create a system that allows us to measure the impact of research.
Startups benefit from collaboration.
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The collaboration required to foster more startups would benefit from a national system of entrepreneurship.
Without innovation in the agricultural sector, we’d only be able to feed, say, one billion people out of the current seven.
Since becoming prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been talking about the importance of innovation. This is what he's referring to.